Emily Wells Named Assistant Swimming Coach
LANCASTER, PA -- Franklin & Marshall College Director of Athletics & Recreation Tim Downes has announced the hiring of Emily Wells '05 as assistant men and women's swimming coach.
Wells will be responsible for assisting head coach Bob Rueppel in coaching Franklin & Marshall's varsity men's and women's swimming programs in addition to serving as assistant aquatics director for the Kunkel Aquatic Center's Olympic size (50-meter X 25 yard) pool.
Historically, Wells is among the all-time leaders in F&M swimming history as she holds the 10th best time in the 400 individual medley (4:59.35, 2002).
A 2005 team captain, she led Franklin & Marshall to a #17 national ranking and the program's second straight Centennial Conference title in 2005 as the Diplomats concluded the dual meet season with a 9-1 record including wins over The College of New Jersey (121-79 W), Bryn Mawr (117-73 W), Swarthmore (114-91 W), McDaniel (112-65 W), Washington (139.5-65.5 W), Dickinson (127-77 W), Ursinus (106-81 W), Carnegie Mellon (115-90 W) and Gettysburg (112-93 W).
The 2005 Centennial Conference dual meet champions with a perfect 7-0 mark, Franklin & Marshall is 20-2 in its last 22 dual meets as the Diplomats only losses have come against Johns Hopkins University (111-89 on January 30, 2004 at JHU and 151-111 on October 30, 2004 in Lancaster).
The run marks the best two-year record by a Franklin & Marshall College women's swimming team erasing the previous mark of 19-6 held by the 2003 (8-5) and 2004 (11-1) Diplomats based on winning percentage (90.5 to 76.0) and overall wins (20 to 19).
Founded in 1787, Franklin & Marshall College is a coeducational, liberal arts institution and supports 26 intercollegiate athletic teams, all on the NCAA Division III level except wrestling (NCAA Division I) and men's and women's squash (independent). F&M also supports multiple club and intramural activities for both men and women.